I have an eight month old rooster named Blackie. He is super sweet and kind. Everyone in the family loves him. But I'm not sure if I should keep him. This is why I want to keep him: -he's sweet -he's gentle -he protects the hens (at least I think so. do all roosters do that?) -he lets us pick him up all the time -he adds to the spirit of the flock -I've heard that it helps to add chicks with a rooster present This is why I DON'T want to keep him: -he will wake us up in the summer when we keep our windows open -he is physically hard on the hens -he takes up space -he eats a lot of food I know from an economical respect it's totally irrational to keep him. But from a hobby aspect, we should totally keep him. So what do you guys think? (link to pictures of him: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1611135#p1611135) Thanks!